Nigeria: Gunmen free nearly 2,000 inmates in attack on Imo state prison

Nearly 2,000 inmates have escaped from a prison in southeastern Nigeria after heavily armed gunmen attacked the facility, authorities said. The massive jailbreak occurred before dawn on Monday in Owerri, the capital of Imo state. Attackers wielding machine guns, rocket-propelled Read More …

Nigeria: Boko Haram blows up power tower in Maiduguri

Barely three days after electricity was restored in Maiduguri, Boko Haram terrorists have plunged the North-East city into darkness again after blowing up a power tower on Saturday. In January, the terrorists had struck power installations thrice to keep the Read More …

Nigeria: Police Defuse Abandoned Improvised Explosive Device In Kano

Residents of Aujirawa Alkali Village, Gezawa local government area of Kano, were thrown into confusion when they discovered an alleged motor vehicle planted with bomb explosive. This was just as the state Police command defused an Improvised Explosive Device abandoned Read More …

Nigeria: Electricity workers injured by Boko Haram landmine in Borno

Two workers of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) are now battling to survive from injuries they sustained when their vehicle ran over a landmine allegedly planted by Boko Haram terrorists at Mainok, in Kaga Local Government Area of Borno Read More …

Nigeria: 10 Killed in Suspected Boko Haram Attack in Maiduguri

Officials in Nigeria’s Borno state say 10 people have died from explosions around the northeast city of Maiduguri. Residents in affected areas have fled their homes. Local officials suspect Islamist militant group Boko Haram was behind the blasts. There was Read More …

Nigeria, others seek UK support over Boko Haram, ISWAP

The Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) says it is exploring areas of support from the United Kingdom in the fight against terrorism. Chief of Military Public Information, Col. Muhammad Dole, announced this in a statement on Saturday. Member countries of Read More …

Nigeria: 5 soldiers, 6 Boko Haram terrorists killed in Borno clash

Five soldiers of the Nigerian Army and six Boko Haram terrorists were killed in a gunfight in the Alagarno area of Borno State on Monday, January 11, 2021. The terrorists were members of main Boko Haram faction, the Islamic State Read More …

Trends in Terrorism: What’s on the Horizon in 2021?

The year 2020 was unprecedented in many ways. Just three days into the year, U.S. President Donald Trump ordered the assassination of Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds Force (IRGC-QF) commander Qasem Soleimani. That news was soon eclipsed by the worldwide Read More …

Nigerian troops neutralise 23 terrorists, capture IED specialist

Troops of Operation Fire Ball in the North-East have neutralised 23 terrorists and captured one Improvised Explosive Device (IED) specialist in Ngamdu, near Maiduguri. Brig.-Gen. Benard Onyeuko, Acting Director, Defense Media Operations, who disclosed this on Tuesday said that some Read More …

Nigeria: Troops apprehend IEDs makers in North-East

The Defence Headquarters said the troops of Operation Fire Ball have overrun some Boko Haram/Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists and arrested their Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) makers in the North East. The Acting Director, Defence Media Operations, Brig.-Gen. Read More …